Horses' Collars (1935)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 17 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Three Stooges are in fine form for their fifth Columbia short. Clyde Bruckman, who worked with silent luminaries Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, was the director, and it's obvious that he added quite a bit to the fun. The boys are working for the Hyden Zeke Detective Agency, as evidenced by their Sherlock Holmes-style hats and pipes. While the boss explains their next assignment -- going out West to save a girl's ranch from the evil Double Deal Decker -- Curly's eyes seem to be glazed over. It turns out he has eyes painted on his eyelids to hide the fact that he's napping. A mouse, however, sends him into a hyperactive fit, which is only cured when Moe and Larry feed him cheese. Soon enough, the Stooges arrive at the gambling hall run by Decker. They take a few turns on a dance floor in an attempt to lift Decker's wallet, which they assume contains the I.O.U. they're looking for. But they're caught and strung-up, only to be saved at the last minute when Curly sees a mouse and knocks everyone unconscious. He comes to the rescue again when the Stooges are found breaking into Decker's safe. Two mice are inside and as a result, Decker and his henchman get floored. Unfortunately, this time the cheese cure also knocks out the other Stooges when they get a whiff of Curly's Limburger breath.